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The United States Pipeline Controversy

The United States Pipeline Controversy

Ethan Adato, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On January 25th, 2017 136,600 gallons of oil leak out of a pipeline and pool onto an Iowa field near a creek. According to the Des Moines Register, Although there was no water contamination, soil was contaminated. The oil company who owns the pipeline, Magellan, has not offered any estimates as to how...

APEX WILC Building

APEX WILC Building

Ana Hernandez, Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Waukee High School students are thoroughly familiar with the feeling of reading a whiteboard while leaning against a blue, metal chair. As they grow older, students begin to feel restless in their chair, and a sense of either fear or curiosity surrounds their future as the graduation date grows close...

10 Things Turning 10 in 2017

10 Things Turning 10 in 2017

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The Smartphone was Born   One of the most well-known products of 2007 is undoubtedly the iPhone. While the technology looked nowhere near to how it does currently, at the time, in a generation of big, chunky flip-phones, this technology paved the way for the following decade. The iPhon...

Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

January 20, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Showcase

November 8th, 2016: America’s eyes are glued to household television sets, shifting through rapidly updating smartphones, and scanning Internet news sites. States change color, shifting from a profusion of blue into an explosion of red. Voting tallies proceed at an incomprehensible speed; the numbers quickly appr...

Heart of Art

Heart of Art

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

January 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

“To be an artist is to believe in life,” stated sculpture artist Henry Moore. This has been acknowledged universally throughout history. Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso each changed the course of history, leading to the artists known and loved in today’s day and age.The eight members...

Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

January 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

With the tumultuous events in the United States, from a divisive presidential election to issues of gun violence and discrimination, this year presented a challenge to American filmmakers. I cannot recall any other year that I have seen so many films devoted to social justice, ranging from racism to...

Iowa’s New Governor

Iowa’s New Governor

Ethan Adato, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been appointed to be the new ambassador to China. Branstad is well suited for the position considering he has met with Chinese officials several times in the past. Iowa also exports large amounts of pork and corn to China. With Branstad heading off to China, Iowa is...

A Farewell and A Hello

A Farewell and A Hello

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Waukee volleyball team has experienced years of success and growth under varsity head coach Steven Baas. During his time at the school he lead the team to many victories and helped them through their defeats. Waukee Athletics is losing a bel oved coach to retirement. After the successful 2016 v...

Perfectionism: The Trek Toward the Top

Perfectionism: The Trek Toward the Top

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

In life, there are mountains. These prominent, colossal peaks are of all different shapes and sizes, and each one is an opportunity. No mountain is of the same height or difficulty, but the climber can choose the hills they conquer, and if one is too tall or the path is too twisted for their liking, t...

A Different Kind of ‘State’ Title

A Different Kind of ‘State’ Title

Averi Baudler, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

During the first few months of each year, a stroll down the high school choir wing before and after class would be full of singers with nervous expressions on their faces and water bottles and pencils gripped in each hand. These select, stress ridden, extremely hydrated few are the Iowa All State ...

‘Wauk’ the Halls

‘Wauk’ the Halls

Averi Baudler, Reporter

December 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Question: “What is one Holiday tradition that you do with your family or friends?”   Seniors Odessa Neeley “We have a bunch of icicle ornaments that we have to hang on the tree and there’s like one hundred of them.”   Rebecca Corbett “My parents give my b...

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